Familiar Girl is about finding & recognising the strength in yourself once again, after you feel you have lost that courageous person you could be.
Today, i tried to sing the new verses i wrote but quickly realised that my singing muscles are out of shape, since i have been focused on song-writing & composition for a while. I'll write all about singing exercises another time, but for now just know this: singing requires practice, but mostly being in shape! That is part of the reason why i'm really trying to stay fit with cardio and yoga.
i wrote new lyrics for this song a couple of weeks ago; i have been trying a new method of lyric writing: instead of focusing on flow, i'm trying to focus on perfecting the message behind the lyrics, just to make sure that i can be as clear as possible.
i've always been a little on the obscure side, using metaphors, etc. But lately i've been trying to use imagery, and trying to be a bit more precise and specific. I find that the best songs are creative yet very simple, clear and to the point. So i've been trying to write the same lyric in a dozen different ways until i get the meaning i want. Then, i tried to see which flows best in the song.
Have i ever mentioned to anyone that i once met Leonard Cohen? He told me he sometimes spends days just on one lyric.
I finally got to do an interesting bass riff for the chorus, again on synth, the main riff is turning out to be interesting with a soca calypso beat... so i'm really excited to see how it's gonna turn out! Also in the chorus, I wrote a melodic harmonisation for a quartet (cello, viola, violins) to accompany the main melody. It's not done obviously... more on that tomorrow.